Al-Ahram Weekly Online   8 - 14 January 2009
Issue No. 929
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The inconvenient truth about Gaza
The foot dragging of Palestinian diplomats in the face of Israel's Gaza onslaught suggests that for some ending Hamas is more important than ending the violence, writes Curtis Doebbler
Gaza: lessons we should have learned
The conjunction of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians ahead of Israeli elections has been seen before, and the US failed to act, to the detriment of all, then also, writes James Zogby
No alternative to diplomacy
Yet again both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict set off to impose a military defeat on the other. And yet again, they won't succeed, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
President Obama's historic speech
Putting words in the mouth of the US president-elect, John Whitbeck outlines what Obama would say if he were serious about change in world affairs
Israel's crass media war
Israel has won nothing but infamy in its attempts to convince the world that murder is a path to peace, writes Ramzy Baroud
Arab constitutional manipulations
In efforts to bolster their autocratic rule, Arab regimes appear frequently ready to shred their constitutions, writes Amr Hamzawy
Shoe of dignity
With only his shoes, one Iraqi took from the outgoing US president something priceless: his dignity, writes Amin Howeidi

End war

Close up:
Close ranks
By Salama A Salama

Quiet patriots
By Mohsen Zahran

This week:
Children of Gaza

Cartoon by Gomaa

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